What is AUC?

Albinism Up Close (AUC) is a project that seeks to spread awareness and provide resources about albinism, visual impairment, and blindness.

AUC also provides information on how the blind and visually impaired communities can be successful and diverse.

Browse the Blog to read about everyday life from the perspective of someone with albinism and legal blindness, tips and tricks, and much more. 

For a list of helpful resources and links, visit the Helpful Sites page

For contact information and to learn more about the site’s author, visit the About page

My Latest Posts
  • An orange graphic with text that says Albinism Up Close, Internalized Ableism: When Society Doesn't Work. The corners feature triangles of blue and cream. The top also has the AUC logoInternalized Ableism: When Society Doesn’t Work
    In Albinism, Blindness & Visual Impairment, Disability, Everyday Life
    Ableism is everywhere, including in our very own minds. It has a huge impact on every aspect of our lives, but you CAN change the way you think about disability, and you should! READ MORE
  • Image featuring a cane with a roller ball tip and text: Albinism Up Close. Choosing a tip for your mobility caneChoosing a Tip for Your Mobility Cane
    In Blindness & Visual Impairment, Low Vision Products
    Choosing a tip for your mobility cane is a very personal task, but there are some guidelines that can help you make the decision. Here, I run through the various tips, their general uses, and some general guidelines to help you choose your next cane tip. Remember, I am absolutely no orientation & mobility expert. I am simple gathering all the information for you guys. READ MORE
  • a grey image with diagonal stripes of green, blue, white, yellow, and red features text: July is Dsiability Pride Month. Why are we proud to be disabledWhy Are We Proud to be Disabled?
    In Albinism, Blindness & Visual Impairment, Disability
    July is Disability Pride Month! To many this may seem like an odd statement, but disability pride is about much more than being proud to be a disabled person. READ MORE
  • The top of this image reads Quests of the Braille playing Electric Bastionland, Thursday, 20th of January 2022 at 5:30PM Eastern Standard Time. Below there are pictures of Dani Marie, Sightless Combat, Blind Temple and Jim O’Donnell. The Twitter handles for each person are @SightlessKombat @ DaniMarieAUC @Blind Temple @BrailleKnights the picture shows the location for the stream as WWW.Twitch.TV/BrailleKnightsLive Streamed TableTop RPG with Blind Creators: Let’s Have Some Awareness & Some Fun
    In Announcements, Blindness & Visual Impairment, Gaming
    Join me in a live streamed TableTop RPG for charity and awareness beginning January 20th! Learn all about this event and how you can lend your support! READ MORE
  • An image features a sunscreen bottle against a persons hip. Text says: Albinism Up Close. Johnson and johnson issue voluntary recall on sunscreensJohnson and Johnson Issue Voluntary Recall on Sunscreens
    In Albinism, Everyday Life, Hair & Beauty
    Johnson and Johnson issues voluntary recall of certain aerosol sun protection products that contain benzene. READ MORE

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